Make people smile with these tips

If you’re looking to add a little humor to your workplace conversations, you’re in luck. In this blog post, I’ll share tips on injecting fun into even the most mundane exchanges. So whether you’re trying to lighten the mood or break the ice, read on for some helpful tips.

Make fun of yourself – it’ll show that you’re comfortable with who you are and that you don’t take yourself too seriously

When small talk arises, I’m the first to make fun of myself; it’s so much easier than thinking up creative comments all the time. Yes, sometimes I get a little carried away with my jokes, but I like that others can see that I’m comfortable enough with my flaws to laugh at myself. It shows that you don’t need to take yourself too seriously for people to appreciate you – it’s much more appreciated if your company knows you can find the humor in difficult situations and poke fun at yourself before anyone else can. Examples of things I mention are how bad my memory is or how disorganized my work desk is. 


Don’t take yourself too seriously

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Find common ground with the person you’re talking to – everyone loves to laugh at themselves

A great way to find common ground with any person you’re talking to is to make them laugh at themselves! While no one likes being made fun of, a gentle joke or story that pokes lighthearted fun can often bring people together. Self-deprecating humor can break the ice and help put others at ease. It’s a good reminder that everyone makes silly mistakes, has their own quirks and shortcomings, and this shared humanity binds us together. So if you want to find common ground with someone, start with a smile– and the occasional silly jest. Examples include someone walking in late to a meeting or forgetting to do something. Always remember to do it with a smile and an overly sarcastic tone so that people don’t misinterpret you. 

Use puns and wordplay to your advantage – they’ll be sure to get a chuckle out of the other person

Puns and wordplay are often the source of great entertainment! They add a bit of spice to any conversation and make things more interesting. Even when someone doesn’t get the joke right away, they usually end up laughing after figuring it out. If you’re feeling especially clever, you can craft something specifically for your audience – whether it’s punning on their name or interest. With a witty quip or two, you can leave everyone in smiling with your creative wit!

Please don’t make my funeral too early. I’m not really a mourning person.

Be spontaneous – the best jokes are often the ones that come out of nowhere

One of the simplest pleasures in life is a surprising joke. They bring unexpected laughs and bring a certain levity to any situation. Crafting a good joke takes time and effort, but some of the best jokes are those that pop out spontaneously – often leaving the joker scratching their head in wonder where they came up with it! Invite spontaneity into your conversations and prepare for the rollercoaster ride of unpredictable hilarity. You’ll be sure to make new connections and moments to remember when you let yourself fly by the seat of your pants.

Know when to stop – there’s nothing worse than a joke that goes on for too long

It’s one of the oldest jokes in the book – someone tells a joke that starts off funny, but they don’t know when to stop, and by the time the punchline finally comes, it’s no longer funny. Extending a joke with unnecessary details or rambling stories can be tempting. Still, it’s better to stick to the basics and move on before that snowball of laughter turns into just a few suppressed groans. A joke should be as lighthearted and lively as possible – knowing when to end it is vital! So, next time you tell a joke and feel like going into more detail, just pull back and opt for a shorter, simpler approach. Trust us – you’ll get much bigger laughs that way.


If you can make fun of yourself, you’ll come across as comfortable and confident – And what better way to find common ground with someone than by making fun of yourself? Use puns and wordplay to your advantage – they’re bound to get a chuckle out of the other person. Be spontaneous – the best jokes are often the ones that come out of nowhere. But most importantly, know when to stop – there’s nothing worse than a joke that goes on for too long. Let me know if you want help becoming a better communicator in business settings. I’m always happy to help others become more successful in their career endeavors.

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